Any Occasion Card, Birthday Cards, Copic Coloring, Uncategorized

Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!


This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.


It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.


I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.


Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.


Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.


Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!


Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape


Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh


2018 Valentine's Day Series, Uncategorized

Mini Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello!  I wanted to show you the mini cards I created for my kids for Valentine’s Day.  The technique I used to make these hearts is really fun!  I call it paper strips piecing.


I chose some pretty cardstocks that mimic the colors of the Valentine heart candies.  However, this would be a great technique to use up the scrap paper we all have in our stash.


I used a paper trimmer to cut the cardstocks into strips.  I didn’t measure them out; I just cut.  I wanted the strips to be various widths.  I then used a sheet of Stick It adhesive on a thin sheet of typing paper and started putting down the paper strips onto it.  This part was very fun and relaxing to do.


I used a bone folder to press the paper strips into the adhesive and then die cut some hearts.  I love how these turned out!!


The lacy heart die cut I adhered to a bright pink 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card base and added a sentiment banner over the heart.

For the second card, I cut two more smaller hearts out of the largest heart and adhered them to a gate-fold card base.

Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  You can watch them here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!


Supplies used:

Cotton Candy Cardstock- SSS

Lemon Chiffon Cardstock – SSS

Jelly Bean Green Cardstock – Gina K

Ocean Mist Cardstock – Gina K

Periwinkle Cardstock – MFT

Stick It Adhesive

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Lacy Heart Stackables – Lawn Fawn

Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Heart Filled Sentiments – Reverse Confetti

Love Notes Stamp Set – Neat & Tangled

Corner Chomper


Love You Valentine’s Day Shaker Cards

Hello!  Hope you’re all having a great week so far!  The card I’m showing you today is a twofer.  I created two cards from one card panel.  To create this panel, I used some Distress Oxide inks over a pretty stencil.  I taped everything down well so nothing would shift.  These Distress Oxide inks are so fun to play with–they glide on the paper so easily.  Once I pulled up the stencil, I had a gorgeous panel to work with.  I did allow the ink to dry for a while.


Next, I taped my die onto the panel with some low-tac tape and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I’m using the letter’s this die created for my first card.

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However, I’m only using three of these letters–L, V and E.  The O I’m substituting for a heart, and the Y, O and U I’ll save for another project.  I’m replacing them with a scripty “you” die.  There will be a tiny shaker element behind the heart, so I used foam tape to build my shaker well onto a piece of black cardstock.Image3

The letters will also have some dimension behind them.  I used the die to cut out the letters in some fun foam.  I glued the paper letters on top of the fun foam using some strong liquid adhesive and let them dry.  I used my acrylic block as a weight to hold the letters in place while they dried.


I also added some dimension to my “you” die cut.  For this, I die cut the word several times with white cardstock and glued them all together.  I thought it would be easier than cutting out such a delicate die with fun foam and trying to attached it to the cardstock die.  Once I adhered that, the card was complete!



My second card was supposed to be much simpler and faster to put together, but I was plagued with one mistake after another!  First, I forgot to adhere the acetate before I started creating my shaker well with the foam tape.  So, I carefully peeled off all the foam tape,  adhered the acetate, and replaced all the foam tape.  Then all I had to do was added the sequins–again–and adhere the cardstock to the back.  And that’s exactly what I did; however, the sentiment didn’t pop at all with the white cardstock backing it.  So, I peeled off the white cardstock and added pink cardstock.  That didn’t give me enough contrast either!  I peeled off the pink cardstock, added some dot liner over the paper still sticking to the foam tape, and put down a red piece of cardstock and called it done!  Oh, boy!  What a fiasco that was, but it turned out pretty cute in the end.



Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  However, the second card is more of a tutorial on what not to do!  Lol!!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Supplies Used:

Love You die MFT,

Thank You Fancy die – Hero Arts

Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables dies – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot machine

Mini Swirly Garden stencil – Balzer Designs – Hobby Lobby

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide

Candied Apple Distress Oxide

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

Black Cardstock – SSS

Dusty Rose cardstock – Gina K

Red Velvet cardstock – Gina K


Fun Foam

Foam Tape

Kokuyo Dot Liner

Multi Medium Matte glue



Monster Sized Valentine’s Day Card 2018 | Zig Watercolors & Distress Oxides

Hello, Friends!  One of my favorite things to do with my stamps is to stack them; I think it looks so funny and cute.  They don’t even have to be from the same stamp set; however, in today’s card I stacked all four of the monsters from MFT’s Monster Sized set.  When I stacked my monsters, they ended up being too tall for the standard A2 sized card I usually make, so this card ended up being 7 1/2 by 4 1/2.


To stack your images, you need to stamp from the top and work your way down.  So, I stamped the smallest of the monsters first, masked him and then stamped the next monster under him–and so forth.  This way your images will look like they are actually standing on the image beneath it.


I used Bristol Smooth cardstock so I could color in my monsters with some Zig watercolor brushes.  This is excellent paper for that–and it’s also excellent for ink blending.  It has a nice coating on it that helps your mediums to blend well.  I used three different colors of Distress Oxides to create an hombre effect on this panel.


The sticky note masking paper protected my images perfectly.  Once I pull off the masks, I can start painting.


I heat emboss the sentiment right onto my card panel this time with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I stamped it twice so it looked like a stripe running up the side of my panel.


I needed to create an envelope to fit my card, so I pulled out my 1-2-3 Punch Board.  This is a very fun tool to use, and so easy!


It comes with really great instructions to help you create the size of envelope you need.  I used a piece of 12 by 12 pattern paper so I could have a cute pattern on the inside of my card.


The sentiment on my card wasn’t popping enough for me, so I go back in with a little more distress ink and some masks to darken this up.


Here’s my video!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Thank you for visiting!!  Bye!

Supplies used:

Zigs: 042 Turquoise Green, 050 Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 024 Wine Red, 036 Light Blue

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick

Monster Sized Stamp Set MFT

Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

123 Punch Board

Monster Sized Dies MFT

Xtreme Tombow Adhesive

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

EK Success Tool – Anti-Static Powder

VersaMark Ink

MFT Poppy Cardstock

SSS Cotton Candy Cardstock



Monster Sized Birthday Card | Prismacolors & Distress Oxides

Hello, my friends!  Welcome back!  I’ve created a birthday card using MFT’s Monster Sized stamp set.  This set is the perfect set to use for creating kids’ birthday cards.  I’m also going to create some kids’ Valentine’s Day cards using this set soon.

I colored in my monsters with some Prismacolor pencils.  I’m using Strathmore Colored Pencil paper for this.  I decided not to use Gamsol to blend it all out–I like the sketchy look the colored pencils gave.


Fortunately, I had the coordinating dies.  I’m not the best fussy cutter, and I would not like to cut out these images by hand.  Although I probably should try it–I need the practice.


For the background panel, I created a mask with four squares that I created using a full sheet of my masking paper and my Fiskars Paper Trimmer.  I blended on some Distress Oxides using each monster’s complimentary color to really make them pop once I adhere them to the card.


I wanted to add some dimension to my monsters, so I put some foam tape behind them.  I also used some alphabet and number dies for the monsters to hold up.


I felt my card needed a sentiment besides the HB2U, so I used one of the sentiments from the set.  I used VeraMark ink to stamp the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, poured on some white embossing powder, and melted it with my heat gun.  I adhered it onto my card with foam tape so it would be popped up off my card as well.  This finished off my kid’s birthday card!  Now I just need to make more for my stash.


You can watch my card video here or at my YouTube channel in HD.  Thanks for visiting!!


Prismacolor Pencils used on the monsters:

Red & Pink Monster: Pink, Process Red, Pink Rose, Carmine Red, Crimson Lake, Apple Green

Green & Yellow Monster: Deco Yellow, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Prussian Green

Orange Monster: Yellowed Orange, Pale Vermilion, Deco Yellow

Purple & Blue Monster: Lavender, Parma Violet, Dark Purple, Light Cerulean Blue, Denim Blue

Supply Links:

Monster Sized Stamp Set MFT

Monster Sized Dies MFT


Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper

Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110 lb

Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock 100 lb

Concord & 9th Double-Cut Alphabet Dies

Concord & 9th Double-Cut Numbers Dies

Black Glaze Pen

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink

Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink

Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink

Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink

Foam Tape

Xtreme Tombow Adhesive

Inkadinkado Making Paper

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine